- December 21, 2019 at 9:22 am#43230
Washer dryer?washing machine? Manual washing drum? Dry on the line? Washing machines/ dryers take up room and power, yet a foot/hand driven washing “machine” takes no electrical power and very little effort”apparently” also anyone have any feedback on the ecoegg?December 21, 2019 at 10:19 am#43237LizAdmiral@liz-cleere
I’ve used the Eco Egg, and it’s OK for basic refreshing, but no good at removing stains – I use elbow grease for that. There are loads of eco-friendly detergents these days, even over here in SE Asia. I buy eco dish-washing and laundry liquids.
We’ve had a manual washing machine once, it was a Wonder Wash:
But I couldn’t see the point of it. It takes up valuable room and only tiny amounts of small clothing (maybe one single sheet) and all that fiddling around with it put me off – it’s quicker to do the laundry in a bendy bucket!
In the ideal world we’d have a full-on washing machine, but at the moment there’s nowhere to put one (one day!). So I either wash by hand or save all the dirty stuff up and use a laundromat or laundry service on shore.
The washing’s the easy bit, it’s the rinsing that takes all the water…
Towels are a nightmare in that they take so much water and space. We got round this in Turkey by buying loads of hamman towels. They take hardly any space, dry quickly and can double-up as sarongs!
Peace and fair winds!December 21, 2019 at 10:44 am#43240
Hi Liz 🙂
So washer dryer although not essential would be a nice luxury/necessity if space and power allows.
Avoid towels :-D,
We did see some really interesting towels (how sad am I) at this year’s Southampton boat show that were super absorbent yet dried quickly and softer than a babies bum(supposedly). We didn’t buy any as the salesman was being a……..salesman.
Always have a bendy bucket to hand just in case 🙂
Tbh I’m a bit disappointed with the eco egg b(heard so many good things about them)then again that last batch of snake oil I got was not much cop either.
Thanks again AbsDecember 21, 2019 at 12:10 pm#43244
One model of washing machine that we know a couple of yachties have installed is the Daewoo XQG30, which is designed to be wall-mounted. Not sure of specs but it is small at around 2.5kg load.
Peace and fair winds!December 21, 2019 at 7:11 pm#43251
That’s amazing 😀 I want one just for that sake of it nowDecember 21, 2019 at 8:34 pm#43253
Ouch just checked the price half the size double the price. Still want it though 😎December 22, 2019 at 11:09 am#43258
Like a lot of things on a boat you pay extra for the added convenience. Bear in mind 2.5kg is only going to do one sheet and a towel, maybe two.
From our experience we tend to go to the local launderette to get our bulk washing done. In SE Asia there are launderette services on every street corner where they’ll do it for you but they’re stingy on both water and washing powder. My t-shirts often come back smelling worse than when they were dirty and drying them in the tropics is an issue. Liz does her own smalls and I just wear the same top for five days 😉 Sheets and towels are the biggest issue, which is why we carry about 15 hamman towels and four sets of sheets and pillow cases.
Can also recommend fast-wicking clothes for sailing. I switched from cotton tops and shorts to fast-wicking clothes. After washing they dry quickly, whereas cotton never seems to dry properly.
Peace and fair winds!December 22, 2019 at 8:16 pm#43265
Thanks for ruining my dream of minimachine with logic :-D:-D
Do you use a dehumidifier or have air-conditioning on board? Or should that be a whole seperate question 🙂
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